2016 Summer Workshops

Visual Arts


Adire Wax-Resist Batik (Age 16+)

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Learn the history of Adire wax-resist techniques from Southwestern Nigeria and batik traditions from Indonesia to create an artwork using white all-purpose paper, Adinkra African symbols, wax crayons, tempera paint, and acrylic gloss medium.

Saturday, May 28, 1 session.  10:00 AM to 11:00 AM  

Fee: $20

Basic Digital Photography (Age 16+)

Learn digital camera operation, photographic principles and get some hands-on experience with your camera. Topics will include the fundamental elements of aperture, shutter speed and ISO speed.  Students will be introduced to the rule of thirds.  Bring your digital camera (charged or with fresh batteries). 

Saturday, June 11, 1 session.  10:00 AM to 11:00 AM  

Fee: $20

Watercolor and Oil Painting (Age 16+)

This workshop introduces students to the basic watercolor and oil paint media. Tools and techniques, and how to mix colors will be explored.  Composition will be taught through still life, flowers or landscape subjects.

Saturday, June 18, 1 session.  12:00 PM to 1:00 PM  

Fee: $20

Drawing a Still Life Composition (Age 16+)

Develop skills in creating a still life observational drawing constructed from fruits, bowls, bottles, and drapery.  Students will learn balance, composition, line quality, value, space, figure/ground relationship, scale and proportion, and shading.

Saturday, June 25, 1 session.  10:00 AM to 11:00 AM  

Fee: $20

Easy Piano Theory (Age 7-11)

This workshop is designed to get the young student off to the right start. The student will learn basic rhythm patterns, intervals, chords, scales, and essential signs and terms.  Review assessment will be given as well as a Certificate of Completion.

Saturday, July 9, Five, 1-hour sessions. One student per session. 

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Fee: $20

Crafts and Hobbies 

Basic Hand-Sewing and Machine-Sewing (Age 16+)

This workshop will help you become aware of the basic hand sewing and machine sewing methods and supplies needed.  You will be able to sew by hand, starting with threading a needle and tying a knot.  Baste or tack by hand to hold a garment together temporarily, make running stitches by hand, slipstitch by hand to finish a turned edge, sew hems and buttons by hand.  Also learn how to measure yourself for size.

Saturday, June 25, 1 session.  11:00 PM to 12:00 PM 

Fee: $20

Make a Wreath (Age 16+)

This workshop will teach you the skills necessary to make a wreath, an arrangement of evergreens, flowers, plastic fakes, burlap, wildflowers, or dried flowers on a round base.  Learn the basics of tools and techniques, how to use a wreath base, how to attach materials, and to design your own wreath mainly for seasonal and personal gift-giving.  Finally, learn how to make a ribbon bow.

Saturday, June 25, 1 session.  12:00 AM to 1:00 AM

 Fee:  $20

Centerpiece Floral Arrangement (Adult)


Learn what a centerpiece floral arrangement is, its purpose and the steps for constructing a round centerpiece arrangement.  Flower arranging lessons for silk and dried flowers teach students the differences and similarities compared to working with fresh flowers.

Saturday, July 2, 1 session.  10:00 AM to 11:00 PM  

Fee: $45


Food and Nutrition

Basic Table Setting (Age 16+) / Fruit Medley / Banana Split Trifles

Basic Table Setting: Setting a table is not as difficult as it seems. The basic rule is: utensils are placed in the order of use, that is, from the outside in. A second rule, with only a few exceptions is: forks go to the left of the plate and knives and spoons go to the right. Learn from a set-up demonstration.

Fruit Medley: Complete this made-in minutes meal with Fruit Medley.  This can be whipped up in no time and makes a great side salad or dessert.  Yield 5 servings.

Banana Split Trifles:  Learn to prepare this perfect parfait for a hot summer day. Ingredients include soft-style chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies, bananas, ice cream or frozen yogurt, topped with hot fudge sauce or strawberry preserves, and whipped cream. Yield 5 servings.

Saturday, July 2, 1 session.  11:00 AM to 12:00 PM  

Fee: $20

Registration Information

Register for workshops at least five days before the workshop start date to reserve your space. Registration is through Paypal using all major credit cards. There will be no registering for workshops at the door. Due to space there is a 5 person limit for each workshop only.